“For natural pillows, the higher the percentage of down, the more fluffy and flexible they will be”.
Daily pillow use for nights with an average of 8 hours sleep means that the lifespan for optimal support should not exceed two to three years.
“For duvets filled with down and feathers, the higher the percentage of down, the warmer and lighter they will be”.
Natural duvets are produced with the so-called blown (“soufflé”) technique that involves blowing the filling using compressed air into a cover. There are two ways to make natural duvets, either by box-stitching edge to edge or by sewing them as separate, sectioned squares.
Box-stitching edge to edge, or stitching them in a non-sectioned manner, means that the inner filling is evenly distributed in the duvet to ensure identical warmth across the entire surface area. This type of stitching creates the most significant thermal bridges: air and moisture in the body are eliminated more quickly during the night. Duvets with fragmented squares: within the cover, sections or partitions are sewn, and the filling is divided pocket by pocket. This technique offers the user a more intense warmth.
“For pillows filled with synthetic materials, the material itself will be either flexible or firm.”
This is often why the marriage of various synthetic fibres can provide various kinds of comfort. The technique we use for the manufacturing of synthetic pillows is the so-called blown technique which means we blow the material into the pocket with a determined fill weight.
Other techniques are possible such as layering but we do not use it for making pillows. This filling is not smooth and makes the pillow feel like a log.
The synthetic duvets produced with the so-called blown technique are filled in the same way as the synthetic pillows, by air propulsion. The material is subsequently distributed manually into the pocket before being stitched to secure the filling. This technique makes the duvets fluffy and flexible.
The synthetic covers produced with the so-called layering technique are made continuously with a layer of polyester fibre more or less thick. This thickness is determined by the weight per square meter if one prefers a warmer or less warm duvet. This technique ensures the user of a uniform and even distribution over the entire surface area of the duvet, giving it less flexibility.